Jade Beard February 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

  If there had been a Dragon’s Den programme combined with an X Factor talent show in Ancient Egypt, we’re pretty sure it would have resembled Risley Avenue’s “Pyramid Factor” film, a short that explores how Egyptian inventors came up with three major inventions: the calendar, the Sphinx and the mummification process.   Combining some […]

Jade Beard July 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops, Uncategorized No comments

This year we have drawn inspiration from children’s ideas and story boards to bring some of their characters to life for The London Primary School Silent Film Festival 2014. Our graphic designer Huw Davies did a fantastic job to create these which were then animated by our animator Benjamin De La Riva for the film screening at […]

Jade Beard July 29, 2014 at 9:11 am Uncategorized No comments

On the 17th July at the fantastic Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus, we invited over 500 primary school student filmmakers from 14 schools across London to watch their silent films on the big screen and attend our hotly contested awards ceremony. The matinee of films included Historical epics, dazzling adventures involving characters from art, legend and the […]

Jade Beard May 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

Reflecting on philosophies of personal responsibility as local and global citizens, the children embraced a story from one of their Rainforest curriculum textbooks. It depicts native creatures imparting advice on a man to protect and serve the trees and nature. We established a story that sees a collection of exasperated animals rising against dastardly woodchoppers […]